Riley's Farm Revolutionary War
Date – Time
– 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
12261 South Oak Glen Rd.
Oak Glen, CA 92399 US
The struggle for independence is more than charts, trends, and abstract academic theories.
It is the story of what Patrick Henry labeled “wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty!”
Re-live that great struggle with us and bring the American Revolution alive!
As you arrive, you’ll be placed in “townships.” You’ll stay with your township throughout the day and visit a variety of village posts. After everyone has arrived and is on the main green, the regulars will check you for contraband. If smugglers are found, they will be arrested in a brief recreation of the “Gaspee Affair.” The excitement begins when the American minutemen attempt to come to the rescue.
After the opening skirmish, you’ll be off to participate in several hands-on stations. Text books come alive as students participate in these fun and challenging activities.
After you’re done with your village posts, you’ll have a brief lunch. You’ll be given a soldier’s ration of lemonade, cornbread, cheese, an apple and dried beef. If that’s not enough, visit the Bakery, General Store, of Hawk’s Head Publick House. You can also feel free to bring your own food to supplement your ration.
After lunch, students get to participate in a mock battle, a recreation of the 1775 Battle of St. George’s Tavern. Colonial Townships will use their martial drilling training to defend the tavern behind a dry stone wall while the Redcoat Townships will attempt to march on the tavern.
Students (and parents!) are encouraged to dress up in period costumes. If you need help putting one together, please contact Jenny Maeda at 858 232 3491.
For More Information on Riley's Farm please visit: https://rileysfarm.com/index.php/living-history/revolutionarywar/
Additional food may be pre-ordered at their amazing bakery and restaurant: https://store.rileysfarm.com/bakery-2/
Cost: $20.50 per person, age 2 and under are free
Note: Your sign up is your financial commitment toward our events. We have this policy because we are often paying in advance for our trips (which is frequently the requirement of these events/trips).
Ages: All ages are welcome
Questions: Contact Jenny Maeda
Deadline to sign up: Oct 22
Date of Field Trip is Tuesday, Nov 9th
Please note that we have a no refund policy for our field trips. Your signup means you are committing to this event, and tickets will be purchased for you and your family.